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English Church
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • October 21, 1877
  • November 25, 1877

On 21 October 1877, Vincent visited the English Reformed Church in the Begijnhof. During the busy service, he heard a sermon he greatly admired. Vincent wrote to his brother Theo:

“I’m very fond of that little church, and many a person there probably recalls things and places that aren’t unfamiliar to me either.”

After another visit to the little church, he wrote to his brother:

“There weren’t a lot of people in church, but many a face with a singularly appealing expression betraying good character, I like being in that little church so much. On many a face there one could read, as it were, what one can find in those English books by Eliot and others.” 

literature

Reindert Groot, Teio Meedendorp
Vincent van Gogh over Amsterdam, een stadswandeling rond 1880
Bussum, 2003

Lekker wandelen in Amsterdam, Van Kattenburg tot Begijnhof, Met Vincent van Gogh door Amsterdam
VVV Amsterdam

Reindert Groot, Sjoerd de Vries
Vincent van Gogh in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, 1990

 
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